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  1. mrdeezus's Avatar
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    Does WP8 have the capability to have a 1080p screen or is it a shortcoming of WP8? And I don't care to hear all the why do you need it posts I want to know if it can do it or not thanks.
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    At this moment wp8 does not support that resolution. Microsoft could change that in a future update if they so choose.
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    It is not that difficult to support 1080p in WP, it is the same as 720p but with upscale.
    Just consider is it really need a big 1080p phone, or you need a small tablet.
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    Thanks so its not a limitation of the os just the hardware. Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdeezus View Post
    Thanks so its not a limitation of the os just the hardware. Thanks!!
    That is wrong. It is a limitation of neither. WP is a standardized platform, meaning hardware and software. Microsoft is the company that defines that standard. Microsoft has legal and technical mechanisms in place to ensure OEM's can't deviate from that standard. So, although WP8 is capable of supporting 1080p displays, it is simultaneously "configured" to reject attempts to interface with such a display.

    Microsoft's goal is to simplify the development of apps and games. As far as developers are concerned, the fewer resolutions apps must support the better. This is a good policy.

    WP8 won't support 1080p displays. Ever. WP9 likely will.
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    I see no reason why Microsoft couldn't support 1080p displays for WP8. In theory its just another resolution, all existing 720p content should scale easily to 1080p.

    I'm sure its a bit of work, but if the market, and the OEMs demand it, they'll have to do it.

    I personally think its pointless on a phone screen, it'll have almost no content, and it'll force bigger, more expensive batteries, but if the specification junkies demand it, so be it.
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    I hate this obsession with screen resolution, 720 and a good ppi is good enough.
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    Serious question... Most of our gigantor LCD/Plasma TV's have only 720 or 1080 and we do ok. Why does a 4.5" Phone screen need 1080 over 720?
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    I knocked it until I looked at text on the DNA, it is definitely clearer. That was the only time I ever noticed a difference though
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    Technically nothing stops WP8 from supporting 1080p resolution. But at the moment there are no phones using that resolution on any OS. Increasing resolution will create problems for developers (what looks ok on 480p will look like total crap on 1080p) and you will need more powerful hardware (increasing battery consumption). And in the end it will be very hard to spot difference between 720p and 1080 on 4-5" screen.

    For tablets 1080p and beyond would make more sense. But we already have Win RT for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    In theory its just another resolution, all existing 720p content should scale easily to 1080p.
    That is your reason. Something that only works in theory is useless. I once shared your opinion, but after looking at WP8 I no longer do. Too many developers don't get this right. Also, apps don't perform the same at higher resolutions. A game that performs well enough on WXGA is very unlikely to be playable on 1080p... the issue isn't as simple as you make it out to be, not even in theory.
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    I'm just waiting for vector graphics
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
    I knocked it until I looked at text on the DNA, it is definitely clearer. That was the only time I ever noticed a difference though
    Clearer compared to what? The 8x? I find that doubtfull. Might other factors like ambient lighting, or the LCD's great contrast ratio also have played a role?
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    Yes, its much clearer than the 8X. It's clearer than anything on the market for text.


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    Oh comon guys if microsoft wants to compete it needs to support 1080p too, its not like if u dont need or want it so thats everyone, wp flagships need to be as good as android flagship phones spec wise so it can be considered as the best and to gain more marketshare.

    we want the best, hala madrid hala nokia hala windows phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by halamadrid11 View Post
    Oh comon guys if microsoft wants to compete it needs to support 1080p too, its not like if u dont need or want it so thats everyone, wp flagships need to be as good as android flagship phones spec wise so it can be considered as the best and to gain more marketshare.

    we want the best, hala madrid hala nokia hala windows phone
    Then you better let Apple know as well... how dare they be so successful with their low resolution displays... right?

    Anyway, not sure what you don't understand. There are good reasons not to support 1080p on WP8. WP9 very likely will support 1080p. So... No problem, right?
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    I love wp so i want it to be the best, and i heard microsoft can update sdk for wp8 to support 1080p, if thats possible then i would love to have nokia lumia 9xx with quadcore 1080p, that would be absolutly killer.

    Iphones are known as the latest tech on them and now they are lagging in behind android so i hope microsoft does the same.

    I rdmember the day when someone wanted the best phone everyone recomended iphone but today i hear galaxy s3 lumia 920 so microsoft to need to keep up with the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
    Yes, its much clearer than the 8X. It's clearer than anything on the market for text.


    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1857...g/original.jpg
    Thanks for the URL, although the image leads me to an entirely different conclusion... obviously anyone can see a difference at that magnification, but even then the difference is astonishingly subtle... almost nobody will be able to recognize a difference without magnification during normal usage...

    I think the image proves that contrast and color reproduction are now far more important than resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halamadrid11 View Post
    I love wp so i want it to be the best.
    Agree, you just don't realize that a higher resolution WP8 isn't going to improve anything except a number on a spec sheet, while simultaneously making app development harder (even less apps), cause the GPU to suck more power from the battery, and lower performance in games (FPS).

    Not worth it in any way for WP8.

    WP9 will at least also be able to reap a few benefits... although even then only subtle ones.
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    Good thing nobody looks at devices that magnified.

    Quote Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
    Yes, its much clearer than the 8X. It's clearer than anything on the market for text.


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    My comment was based on my personal experience of using my HTC 8X directly beside the DNA

    Like I said, with text is is definitely noticeable. For other things it is not, in fact the DNA screen seemed less bright.

    My comment above:
    I knocked it until I looked at text on the DNA, it is definitely clearer. That was the only time I ever noticed a difference though
    Is true based on my personal side-by-side observation. The picture posted was simply what I found with a quick image search for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
    My comment was based on my personal experience of using my HTC 8X directly beside the DNA.
    Okay, that I accept. Looking forward to doing that comparison myself soon. I believe it is noticable, but I'm still skeptical the average user would notice a difference in daily usage.
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    The DNA screen is noticeably better. I hope windows phones will support 1080p resolution, I am very happy with the appearance on my 8x, however if wp8 does offer 1080p I would like to have the best available resolution I can.
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    I can't see pixels on my 920, I don't care what site posts the screen under crazy magnification, my eyes can't see it , that's good enough for me.

    This whole specc war is bordering ******ed...
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    I doubt whether or not the difference being noticeable by the average consumer will hold any weight on whether or not wp8 should support this resolution, as there are a plethora of things that smartphones do now that "don't matter" to the "average" person. The fact remains that specs drive sales, marketshare, popularity in todays world to some degree. As long as this fact remains adding more pixels won't be an issue. Whether or not apps can play on different resolutions is also another pointless argument. I think we all know why.
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